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Beautiful apartment in quiet surroundings in Akureyri, northern Iceland

Þorpið, Iceland
  • Apartment645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 3 adults. No deposit required.

The apartment is 60 square meters and it's on the first floor of a private villa. The location is peaceful and beautiful and offers great view over the town and the fiord Eyjafjörður from the garden.

Walking distance to the city center is around 15 min. The geo-thermal pool is also within a walking distance (10 min) and so is the supermarket ( 5 min)

The apartment has one bedroom for two with high quality beds. The kitchen is fully equipped and can seat 3 persons. The living room, which has a TV with access to a variety of international channels, and a DVD player, can sleep 1-2 persons. The bathroom is small but the apartment offers a very good and spacious shower. The apartment is newly renovated in a cosy and artistic way and has a private entrance. Access to wireless internet is included.

Akureyri is often called 'The Capital of the North'. It's the biggest town outside the Reykjavik area with 17000 inhabitants. The town is centrally located for anyone who wishes to explore the north of Iceland and places like Lake Myvatn, the waterfall Dettifoss, and the uninhabited interior like Askja and Dreki. Akureyri itself is a lively town with lots of cultural activities, cafes and resturants and high level of variety of services.


Margrét and Gudmundur

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The apartment sleeps two in the bedroom, either double or twin. The living room can sleep one adult or two children.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The shower is in a separate spacious room.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Town


            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Local Maps
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • Low Allergen Environment
                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                        • Heated Pool


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming

                                                          16 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Excellent hébergement à tout point de vue

                                                          Sébastien C.Liège (Belgique)

                                                          Nous sommes pleinement satisfaits de notre séjour. L'appartement est spacieux, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très bien équipé. Il est situé à proximité immédiate du centre-ville, dans une rue très calme. Les propriétaires ont été discrets et très agréables. La cuisine nous a permis de préparer quelques repas. Il y plusieurs chaînes de télévision en francais (autres que TV5 monde et France 24), ce qui est très rare en Islande. Le canapé est confortable. La literie est très bonne. Akureyri est un bon point de départ pour explorer le nord du pays. Nous recommandons vivement !

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much for staying with us. We are happy to hear that you liked your "séjour" here in Alureyri. Best regards, Margrét and Gudmundur


                                                          Gail G.

                                                          Rather than be repetitive of others' reviews, I will limit my comments to a confirmation- confirmation that all the previous reviews (which we relied upon when we decided to book this property) continue to be 100% accurate. The moment we drove down the quiet neighbourhood street and unlocked the front door, we felt instantly at home, happy that everything we read was true! Comfortable beds and linens, a well stocked kitchen, great shower head, artistic decor, gracious hosts, etc: it is all true! Go ahead and book this VRBO property...you will be very pleased you did so!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for these nice words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome to our apartment again.

                                                          Best regards from Akureyri, Margret.

                                                          Gorgeous Apartment in a Great Location in Akureyri

                                                          Paul L.

                                                          Our first trip to Akureyri was a snowy one, but we are so glad we managed to make it up there and stay in this wonderful apartment. The owners, Margret and Gummi, have done a brilliant job in furnishing this simple, comfortable apartment - a lot of the ceramics are hand-made by Margret herself and her pottery is beautiful. They are also very kind, welcoming hosts and made sure we were comfortable, even reassuring me about the drive up when the snow was forecast and keeping us up to date about the very changeable road and weather conditions.

                                                          The flat is very quiet in a suburban part of Akureyri but a short ten-minute walk to the City Centre. Next time we visit Akureyri we hope to stay here again!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are so glad to here that you enjoyed your stay with us is even though you came in touch with our harsh winter. You are always very welcome back and we hope to see you soon.


                                                          Dr. Melanie Alice K.Lahr

                                                          Wonderful holiday flat near the city. Thank you for the nice stay, we almost felt like home!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are so happy that you liked your stay in our apartment. We hope to see you again in Akureyri!

                                                          Lovely apartment in Akureyri

                                                          Kirsten R.

                                                          The apartment worked very well for our requirements as a family of four. The apartment contained the things we needed, was very cozy, and our hosts were most hospitable and helpful. The road outside offered the most splendid view over Akureyri, and the apartment was situated within walking distance of the city centre.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much for staying with us and we are glad to here that you had a good time in Kotargerdi.

                                                          Great place to stay in Akureyri!

                                                          Alisa W.

                                                          We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights in April 2014. It was the perfect place to stay in Akureyri. The apartment is on a quiet street with plenty of parking, a view of the city and close to running/walking paths. It is only a short walk from downtown and a quick drive to the ski hill. The apartment was clean, comfortable and larger than we'd expected. It is stylishly put together and very cute! The apartment contained all that we needed to cook our meals. Margret and Gummi were incredible hosts, and available when we needed them. We wish we could have stayed longer and would definitely stay at this location again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much for staying with us. We are happy to here that you liked the apartment and the service we provided. We hop to see you again soon in Akureyri.


                                                          Þorpið, Iceland

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Guests pay upon arrival. No deposit is required

                                                          16 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                          Property # 999496ha